Show: August 4, 2013:
- How can we combat alarm fatigue?
- ADHD in minority children
- White fat, brown fat, now beige fat?
- Why is underage drinking so dangerous?
- Timing is everything when eating fruits and vegetables
- What can we learn from the CIA vaccination hoax?
- “Patient Listening”: A professor takes his terminal illness into the classroom:
- View all topics for the week
What can we learn from the CIA vaccination hoax?
Interview: Eric Meslin, Ph.D., bioethicist, Indiana University.
Steve Jay, M.D., public health executive policy expert, Indiana University.
In 2011, the British paper The Guardian leaked information that the CIA organized a fake vaccination program in several Pakistani towns around where Osama bin Laden was believed to be living in hopes of gathering DNA from some of his relatives. In this earlier interview from the Aug. 14, 2011, "Sound Medicine," IU bioethicist Eric Meslin, Ph.D., and IU public health policy expert Steve Jay, M.D., discuss the practical implications of using health campaigns for ulterior purposes.